I've been having some thoughts recently as I continue to heal myself. One thing that I've noticed, is that when get afraid my attraction to on-line sexual stimulation becomes much stronger. Usually I don't fight it, I just put energy into figuring out what is so frightening and once I've figured that out, the urge passes.
Recently, I've been wondering if there is some kind of visual cue for nurturing (i.e. increasing oyxtocin levels) that wouldn't require a partner. Obviously, a partner would be ideal for many reasons and I certainly pursue that when possible, but when those avenues are exhausted I'm wondering if there is a way to visually stimulate the state I'm seeking with a partner on my own (i.e. deeply relaxed, safe, connected, loved, nurtured).
When I let my mind wander in this direction, it produces images that resemble gentle curves and pastel colours. I'm thinking that that might be what a newborn sees when being comforted by his or her mother. Perhaps images like this could help me move towards a healthier hormone profile similarly to what porn does to move me in the opposite direction. I'm also wondering if mandalas and perhaps picture of smiling faces might have this effect.
Any thoughts on what kinds of images might stimulate increased Oxytocin levels and increased health?